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Full text of "Annual Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 1984"

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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICE PROJECTS FOR
HANDICAPPED AMERICAN INDIANS (CFDA 84.128)

I. PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation; Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title I, Section 130, 311(a),
P.L. 98-221 (29 USC 750). (Expires September 30, 1986)

Funding Since 1983:

Fiscal Year        Authorization        Appropriation

1983                 Indefinite                                $ 650,000

1984                     "                                               715,000

Purpose: To provide vocational rehabilitation services to handicapped
American Indians who reside on Federal or State reservations to prepare
them for suitable employment.

Application and Award Process: Applications may be made by governing bodies
of Indian tribes located on Federal and State reservations. A governing
body is required to consult with the designated State unit in the development
of an application. Grants are awarded by the Secretary of Education follow-
ing a review and rating of applications using published criteria. Success
ful grant applicants are required to contribute at least 10 percent of the
project cost.

Duration and Phasing of Activities; Grants are made for one to three years.
Funds are madeavailable on a 12-month basis.

II. Response to GEPA 417 (a)

A.  Goals and Objectives

During FY   1984 the Department's  principal   objective  for this program was
to make needed grants to Indian tribes.

B.    Progress and Accomplishments

During FY 1984, one grant was made to the Navajo Vocational Rehabilitation
Program. Living  facilities offering a combination of rehabilita-